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Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Jason W., Oct 21, 2005.

  1. Jason W. Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Here's some figures I built over the summer.

    First one is a soldier of the 114th Pennsylvania( Zouaves d'Afrique )as he may have appeared in the spring of 1865. It was inspired by Alfred Waud's eyewitness drawing of the them marching through the streets of Petersburg In April of 1865. After the '63 campaigns the 114th was designated as headquarters guard for the Army of the Potomac. With that, I wanted to give him a cleaner/neater appearance than the average soldier.

    What struck me was the look of these campiagn harden troops. Note the muskets stuck in crook of the knapsack and shoulder. A trait that is very French. You'll see this practice in several paintings and illustraitions of French troops in the mid to late 19th century. This shows what a huge influence Europe, especially France, had on the American military drill, uniforms and traits.

    He's an original. Built with wire armature and Magic Sculp. Head is from Hornet and the weapon is from Wolf. Painted with Acrylics.

    Thanks for looking.
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  2. yeo_64 Active Member

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    Singapore
    VERY NICE,Jason !!!! I was wondering why you posted the thread 3 times in a row. Now I know ! Thanks for taking the effort to show us the source of your inspiration,Jason. Cheers !
    Kenneth.
  3. Jason W. Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Here's another~

    This one a soldier of the 41st New York De Kalb Regiment 1861.

    Original- Built with Magic Sculp. Painted in acrylics. Head from Historex.
    Musket from Michael Roberts sculpted by our own Gary Dombrowski
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    This one is a British Soldier of the 37th Regiment of Foot in the AWI.
    Original- Built with Magic Sculp. Painted in acrylics. Head from Historex.
    Musket from Michael Roberts sculpted by Gary Dombrowski.
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  4. Jason W. Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks Kenneth!

    Sorry about the two other postings. I was trying to down size the first picture, as it was too large. Everytime I adjusted the pic, it posted a new thread.
  5. yeo_64 Active Member

    Country:
    Singapore
    WOW,Jason,VERY NICE (y) (y) (y) !!! You certainly are PROLIFIC,my friend. Cheers !
    Kenneth.
  6. m@rp Active Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    Hi Jason,

    Very good paint job. I like it.
    I saw several models of yours on the recent report on Chicago show (a report of Joe Hudson on his webpage)
    Keep up the good work

    Pascal
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  7. Manfred Active Member

    You clearly didn't waste summertime :)

    I like all three.
    Was it difficult to sculpt the crossed arms on the Zouave?
  8. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Wonderful job, Jason! I particularly like the Zouave!

    All the best,
    Dan
  9. Sambaman Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Jason, STELLAR work! Your acrylics technique is fantastic. Thanks for sharing, keep up the good work!

    Jay H.
    OKC
  10. Jason W. Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks guys!

    Manfred,
    No, not that difficult. I fleshed-out both arms then sculpted the right hand. When cured, I sculpted the right arm then the left, "tucking" the left arm folds under the right hand.

    Attached Files:

  11. Jason W. Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Another pic~

    Attached Files:

  12. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Jason, my friend, superb work, beautifully sculpted and well painted, I particularly like the British soldier.

    Will any of these go commercial?


    Keep up the good work.

    Cheers
    Roc. :)
  13. megroot PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Jason,

    What an amazing sculpting and painting. I think i'm gonna take the magic sculp out of the desklayer.
    There is more interesting things then the great manufacture's are selling.

    Marc
  14. Uruk-Hai PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Sweden
    Well youve been busy during summer, Jason! :)
    I like the Zouave the best, especially his jacket and the folds for the arms.

    Cheers
  15. Jim Patrick Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hey Jason, saw these at Chicago and man you have really outdone yourself! (y) (y) Most of us know and understand that rarely does a picture do a figure justice and this is certianly the case with Jason. You have to see the pieces in the flesh to really appreciate all the work that goes into it. Wish I woulda had the chance to meet ya but there's always another show.

    Jim Patrick
  16. thegoodsgt Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Awesome sculpting as usual, Jason. I've always thought that sculpting folded arms would be one of the more complicated tasks one could undertake. You pulled it off expertly!
  17. btavis Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Bravo Jason. I wished I could have been in Chicago to see your work.
  18. captnenglish Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Jason,
    I saw these on Joe Hudson's Chicago gallery and I love them they are terrific. I thought the one figure was 41st NYVI figure, and as I said on the other thread, I guess the gauntlet is dropped and now I have finish my 41st NYVI figure; which you were such a big help on.
  19. callum Member

    Stunning work Jason. :eek:

    Regards Callum.
  20. nagashino New Member

    Hi Jason

    These are truly excellent. What else have you got back there?


    Cheers, and thanks for sharing the pictures with us over this side of the Atlantic.

    Phil

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